Vitamin B9 and its uses

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Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9 has a very special bond with the fetus. Half a decade before no one had any clue on how the parts of the fetus are growing inside the uterus. As we don’t have any clarification in this, we could not help with the undergrowth or heredity problems in the fetus. Those babies were suffering from nervous and bone problems. No one knew the cause of this problem before. These kids suffered from overgrown tissues, skeletal problems, and affected brain. Only later the vitamins were invented they got a new view on vitamin deficiency on the fetus. So they concluded that if the mother of the fetus lack vitamin, the fetus may also suffer from vitamin deficiency and lead to the problems in the growth of the fetus.

Researchers started their research on this a few decades before. Some Britain pregnant women were selected for the research and separated into two groups. One group was provided with folic acid (vitamin B9) and another group was not given folic acid. So it is proven at the end of the result that pregnant women who lack folic acid in their body will affect the fetus with a nervous disorder. That is why still today folic acid tablets are recommended for pregnant women.

Women who are in their prime age also should have this vitamin in their food for their future benefits as this problems start in the initial state of pregnancy. Lactating mothers also should have sufficient vitamin in their food. This water-soluble vitamin has a chemical name called folic acid. It is also called as folate or folacin. This can be attained through food and as well as tablets too.

This vitamin is available in many common foods. So to attain the required level of our daily dosage of this vitamin, milk-based products are sufficient enough. People who are allergic to common milk should try to adapt it or alter it with soya milk or goat’s milk.

Benefits of this vitamin

This vitamin helps in the growth of the nervous system, and body parts of the fetus. This vitamin is not only essential to pregnant women but also required for all human beings. Some of the jobs of this vitamin are given below:

  • An essential vitamin for the growth of a fetus and born kids
  • Eliminates nerve disorders and brain problems in kids
  • Aids in the production and caring of cell generation
  • Helps in the production of red blood cells
  • In the production of hemoglobin
  • Aids in the breaking of protein and converting it into energy for the body
  • Improves the immunity system
  • Protects our skin
  • Avoids early aging and grey hair
  • Cures depression and fatigue
  • Helps in changing a person to a teetotaller
  • Research says that this vitamin helps in the cancer treatment

Foods filled with vitamin B9

Veg foods

  • Milk, milk-based products
  • Wheat
  • Sprouted Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Carrot
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Greens
  • Raw vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Banana
  • Mushroom
  • Dried beans
  • Yeast
  • Cornflakes, oats
  • Available in tablet forms

Non-veg foods

  • Eggs
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Liver and kidney parts of animals

Consumption of this vitamin

  • Men – 400 milligrams (Daily)
  • Women – 400 milligram
  • Pregnant women – 600 milligram
  • Lactating Mothers – 500 milligram

Deficiency diseases

  • Undergrowth of fetus
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Reddish lips
  • Mood swings
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Pimples, blisters and mouth ulcers
  • Asthma
  • Early aging
  • Body refusing to accept this vitamin

Problems with over-consumption

There are fewer problems with the over-consumption of our body. Researchers consider this as a safe vitamin. Very rarely this vitamin exceeds its normal value; it stops vitamin B12 from working in the body. It may occur mostly in old age people.

What destroys this vitamin?

The biggest enemy of this vitamin is water, sunlight and overheating. Apart from those, storing this vitamin for a long time is also can destroy this vitamin. This vitamin is being stopped by entering into the body for smoking people. So these people should have additional supplements of this vitamin in their daily routine.

    Also read: Vitamin B7 and its benefits

 

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